Highlights from the 2021 list:
Richard has a bachelor's degree in physics and a second in electrical engineering.
Early in his career he was a designer of electronic products and systems. He was promoted into an Engineering Manager position before a realignment in the business resulted in his accepting a move into Manufacturing Operations. In that position he facilitated the development of a Test Engineering group, a production test group, system assembly, and returned goods.
He founded the Minneapolis/St. Paul chapter of the American Society of Test Engineers and served as its President for three years. He later founded Altra Technologies, Inc a startup business developing high tech vehicle safety systems for heavy duty trucks.
In the most recent four years he has trained over 1,000 white-collar professionals in how to land that next job. He has also provided one-on-one coaching to over 125 professionals. He feels strongly about this role because of his own experience having his employment terminated at age 50. This has become his passion. He says there is no better business experience than to see the relief and joy in an unemployed professional that has secured their dream job.
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